Romig News

8/26/22

Change to the schedule next week

To accommodate a smooth testing session we will be moving Base Camp (Advisory) to Monday for the week of August 29th.

Back to School Night 8/30 Tuesday @ 6:30 at Romig

Our Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 30th. We know many of you came on the 15th, but we wanted to open the space up for families. We will begin in the gym for a short visit with the administration and counselors. Families will then get to follow their student's schedules and get an overview of each class from the teacher in the classrooms.


Schedule

6:30 large group session in the MPR

6:45 - 7:001st hour

7:00 - 7:10 2nd hour

7:15 - 7:25 3rd hour

7:30 - 7:40 4th hour

7:45 - 7:55 5th hour

8:00 - 8:10 6th hour

8:15 - 8:30 7th hour

Dungeons and Dragons starting soon.

Dungeons and Dragons club is gearing up for another exciting school year. This is largely a student run club where I help out students create stories and campaigns for each other. The club is open to all from experienced players to students who have never played before! We will meet on Mondays from 3-4:30 in Science 3 and permission slips will be available at Mr. Berg's room.

After School Robotics starts Monday

Welcome! Thank you for taking an interest in becoming a part of the after-school Romig Robotics activity. Romig Middle school robotics is for students who are interested and serious about celebrating STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math through hands-on innovation. Your task will be to design, build, and program a robot according to this year’s challenge.


When are activities or practices?

  • Mondays - Fridays: 2:45 – 4:00pm

  • Location: Science Room 6


The ‘fine’ print – Gracious Professionalism

We will work with the FIRST Robotics program. FIRST robotics is “more than just a robot” – it’s a program that encourages students to share their passion with others, to think outside the box, and build resilience.


• “I Don’t Know Anything About Building Robots… - Can I still join?”

YES!! There are many, many ways to become an active member of our after-school program. We are looking for students who are willing to learn, work hard, and have fun.


Please contact Craig Kasemodel, (kasemodel_craig@asdk12.org) or come on down to Science Room 6 with any questions you may have.


We look forward to having you as part of our amazing program.

Picture Day is Sept 6th


Romig Picture day is Sept 6th and we will be doing photos in the gym. Students will be get order forms to bring home soon. Photos will be taken in PE/Health classes. For those students who do not have PE/Health, we will call them to come to the gym for photos. It is important to take a photo so that we can produce your student ID. Current student IDs also get you free ridership on the People Mover.
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Free/Reduced Lunch and Breakfast

Romig offers lunch and breakfast for our students. The past two years all students were offered a free breakfast without applying for Free or Reduced lunch. Because of the change in federal funding families will need to apply this year for free or reduced meals. You can apply at https://www.schoolcafe.com/anchorage

Would you like before or after school homework help?

Are you interested in before school or after school homework help? We are collecting information to determine if there is enough interest. If you would like to see a homework help session available please complete this google doc.

https://forms.gle/VjJDkjeVmT92JUxJ7

Free/Reduced Sports Physicals - good for one year


We will have a pop-up clinic on Sept. 2nd at Romig which can provide sports physicals and other services.Anchorage School Based Health Centers (ASBHC) has been a program available in other Anchorage Middle Schools. This fall, they will hold a clinic at Romig. This convenient and optional service is comprehensive and age-appropriate, similar to what is provided in a pediatric or family medicine office, such as physical exams, and treatment for acute illness, infection or injury. PARENT CONSENT IS REQUIRED BEFORE ANY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED.


Although ASBHC services have a fee, they can bill insurance or Denali KidCare. Also, students can receive care regardless of ability to pay and discounts are available based on income and family size.


While open to anyone with completed registration forms, this service targets students who do not have a primary care provider (regular doctor's office). If a student receives a physical exam, it will be current for 18 months. If you were unable to get a physical with your regular doctor over the summer, please consider having your student get one at school.



If you have questions or comments, please check out their website www.aksbhc.org

Or contact Heather Ireland, ASBHC Program Director, 742-0479.


Below are the forms which must be completed and dropped off to the nurse before Sept. 2nd.

Congratulations to Mr. Walker

We are happy to announce that Mr. Walker will be traveling to Washington DC for the Global Learning Fellowship in October.
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MAP Testing

MAP Growth Newsletter Information

2022-2023


MAP Growth is the ASD and State of Alaska required benchmark assessment for students in grades 3-9 in reading and mathematics. Grades 10-12 also take MAP Growth in Tier II and Tier III reading and mathematics courses as part of the Anchorage School District's MTSS framework.


Alaska's Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has partnered with NWEA to implement a creative approach to a balanced statewide assessment that connects fall and winter MAP Growth benchmark/interim assessments and the Alaska spring summative assessment that will provide both a summative assessment and spring benchmark score that includes a growth measure. More information is available at the State of Alaska AK STAR website, education.alaska.gov/assessments/akstar.




MAP Growth is an online, adaptive assessment that provides each student a personalized testing experience with data that speaks to their individual progress and growth in mathematics and reading.


The MAP Growth reading and mathematics benchmark will be administered in person during the 2022-2023 fall and winter benchmark windows. The spring benchmark will be embedded in the AK STAR summative assessment as outlined above.

  • Fall Benchmark 1—August 29 - September 9 (make-ups through September 16)

  • Winter Benchmark 2—November 28 - December 9 (make-ups through December 16)

  • Spring Benchmark—embedded in AK STAR administered during the summative assessment window: April 3 - April 14 (make-ups through April 28)


  • Selected Students Only: Spring MAP Growth Benchmark 3—April 3 - April 14 (make-ups through April 21)

    • Grades 10-12 Tier II and III reading and mathematics courses

    • K-2 - certain schools only

MAP Growth practice tests are available at practice.mapnwea.org and require login information (USERNAME: grow PASSWORD: grow) to access. The practice tests and tutorials allow students the opportunity to become familiar with the types of questions and tools available on the actual MAP Grow assessments such as the highlighter and calculator.